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Sport For Confidence

Riverside Leisure Centre hosts the award-winning Sport For Confidence scheme, which makes sport accessible to everyone.


Sport For Confidence

Sport For Confidence is a unique and pioneering programme that helps you take part in sport or physical activity, no matter who you are or what barriers you might face. 

The sessions are delivered by qualified coaches, who work with occupational therapists, and are suitable for people who have:

  • learning disabilities
  • mental health issues
  • dementia
  • autism
  • a physical impairment or disability 
  • other complex health needs 

There are many benefits to being active. It can improve your physical and mental health and bring social benefits. 

In addition, Sport For Confidence sessions can develop life-changing skills such as: 

  • self-confidence
  • independence
  • the ability to perform daily tasks 
  • interaction with others 

Everyone can enjoy the sessions. You don’t need any previous experience and the emphasis is always on having fun!

To find out more about Sport For Confidence in Chelmsford, please contact Megan Potts (Occupational Therapist) on megan@sportforconfidence.com or 07394 564942.

To find out more about Sport For Confidence and other locations which offer the programme, please visit the Sport For Confidence website

When are the Sport For Confidence sessions?

  • Our Sport For Confidence sessions run weekly and must be booked in advance.

Session times and activities

Wednesdays 
  • 12pm to 12.45pm: Swimming, main pool
  • 2pm to 3pm: Basketball, sports hall
Fridays
  • 12pm to 1pm: Boccia, sports hall
  • 2pm to 3pm: Multi-sports, sports hall

Price and booking

  • All sessions must be booked in advance by contacting Megan Potts, our occupational therapist. This is to make sure we can socially distance and run sessions safely.
  • Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  
  • Please make sure you are outside the centre 10 minutes before the start of your session. Details of where to meet will be provided when you book.

 

To book

Please contact Megan via phone or email to book:

Price
  • £3 per session, which can be paid on the day.

Essential information

  • All sessions must be pre-booked in advance by contacting Megan Potts. This is to make sure we can socially distance and run sessions safely.
  • Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  
  • Please make sure you are outside the centre 10 minutes before the start of your session. Details of where to meet will be provided when you book.
  • Riverside has huge variety of accessible facilities, including accessible parking spaces, accessible toilets, two changing places units, a Pool Pod and a pool platform. 
  • Find out more about  accessible facilities at Riverside. You can also call reception on 01245 615050if you have any queries.
  • Feel free to call the team at Riverside or email the Sport For Confidence team for more information.
Riverside

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Our facilities, including the ice rink may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.

Facilities

  • 130 station gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • 25m x 10 lane main pool
  • 10m x 10m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • 2 Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2021.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.

Contact

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Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1FG

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